① memo 20181006 ~ Flood Aware ~ Repairing and strengthening the dikes started this week here around Alphen , some 20 feet (6 meter) below sea level , in the Rhine-Meuse river delta of Holland
① memo 20180918 ~ Pearly Mussel Shell ~ Pearly interior of freshwater mussel shell , last sunday , on the quay of a polder waterway near Alphen in the Green Heart of Holland .
① memo 20180805 ~ Camargue Horse Riding ~ Boat tour August 2007 around Aigues-Mortes , Petite Camargue , France
① memo 20180730 ~ Milking Time ~ Ladies , with necklace , on their way from the peat grassland to the milking facility at their farm in the Dam Polder in Holland – yesterday afternoon in the Green Heart of Holland , around Alphen.
Filmed with iPhone X using the Sennheiser ClipMic digital lavalier microphone with a Rycote Lavalier Furry Windjammer
① memo 20180728 ~ Dairy in Dam Polder ~ Dairy cows and swallows in the peat grassland area of the Dam Polder , which is one of the first polders (15th century) in Holland , with waterways to the Rhine river between Zwammerdam and Bodegraven. Trees on the right side behind the cows , mark the 18th century gallows field ‘Gerecht’ of the Voshol bailiwick in the manor (dutch : heerlijkheid) Voshol. Filmed with iPhone X using the Sennheiser ClipMic digital lavalier microphone with a Rycote Lavalier Furry Windjammer. Around Alphen in the Green Heart of Holland
① memo 20180702 ~ Ringvaart Ring Canal ~ Cruise ship De Tijdgeest (build 1897 in Holland with a steam engine) yesterday on the ‘Ringvaart’ circular canal surrounding the Haarlemmermeer polder in the Green Heart of Holland
① memo 20180701 ~ Homebound Petran Container Ship ~ Returning from a 4 day journey on the Rhine river from the german Worth am Rhein (Karlsruhe) port, the dutch ‘Petran’ cargo vessel is travelling downstream on the Rotterdam Maas river , under the Erasmus Bridge , last Friday 1132 UTC – just 2 hours before arriving ‘home’ at the Maasvlakte container terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.